As a person-centred counsellor, my aim is to provide a genuine, caring service in the knowledge of how daunting but powerful counselling can be. We all have our own journey in life to navigate and I truly understand the need for a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental listener in those challenging times. As an experienced speech and language therapist in learning difficulties and complex needs, I am able to break down barriers in communication to enable everybody to find a way to express themselves whatever their level of ability in life. I am aware of the stress and anxiety related to disabilities and welcome all from this walk of life, including parents and carers. My counselling service aims to be kind, caring, honest but gentle because life can be tough.
I also have specialist knowledge of working with women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse and have a Masters degree in this particular area. I have experience of working in a women's centre and welcome women seeking a safe place to talk in a gentle, non-judgemental way.
Take things at your own pace. Start to find your own solutions
We all have our past experiences. Of course, we need to examine the past but it is equally important to deal with the ‘here and now’ when we are feeling concerned, anxious, stressed or sad. I became a person centred counsellor because on my own personal counselling journey, I often wanted to be listened to about what was going in the present instead of a pressure to default analyse the past right away. We are all at different stages of our journeys and I respect that.
You choose the pace and depth you want to take and I will facilitate you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC Speech & Language therapy
MA Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
Degree in Person Centred Counselling
Experienced in working with women facing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence, family and relationships. Specialising in domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I am also able to support people with disabilities and Carers who need a confidential space to talk.
I am experienced in assessing speech and language needs, setting up and advising on a range of low and high tech communication aids such as specialist iPad software and Tobi eyegaze as well as Makaton signing and visual support systems. I can assist with social skills development programmes.
I have extensive experience in SEN with all age groups, specialising in learning disabilities and augmentative and alternative communication. I have worked with women experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse and have supported young people, parents and carers dealing with a range of disabilities. I am able to support people with their communication needs in a specialised capacity and offer a counselling service to support emotional issues through talking therapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work from Keats Health Complimentary Clinic, situated in the heart of Enfield Town, North London.